Average tech salary in the Providence metro was $90K in 2018

THE PROVIDENCE METRO AREA had the No. 22 highest average tech salary in 2018 among the largest 100 metro areas in the United States, according to Business.org. / COURTESY BUSINESS.ORG
THE PROVIDENCE METRO AREA had the No. 22 highest average tech salary in 2018 among the largest 100 metro areas in the United States, according to Business.org. / COURTESY BUSINESS.ORG

PROVIDENCE – The average technology sector salary in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area in 2018 was $90,035, 67.6% higher than the average salary of $53,730 in the state, according to a report from business.org this week.

The average tech salary in the metro area was the 22nd-highest average tech salary in the United States, among the top 100 largest metro areas. It was the fourth-highest average tech salary in New England, behind the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Conn., metro area at $100,473 (No. 7 in the United States), the Boston-Cambridge, Mass.,-Nashua, N.H., metro area at $100,329 (No. 8 in the nation) and the Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford metro at $96,618 (No. 11 in the U.S.).

In New England, the Providence metro average tech salary ranked ahead of the Worcester, Mass., metro at $88,346 (No. 28 in the U.S.), the Springfield, Mass., metro area at $87,443 (No. 31 in the nation) and the New Haven, Conn., metro area at $86,191 (No. 37 in the U.S.).

The average salary of a tech worker in the Providence metro increased 0.14% from 2017 to 2018.

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The highest average tech salary in the nation of any metro area was in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif., metro area at $117,701, although the report notes that the high cost of living offsets the area’s pay advantage. The lowest average tech salary was in the Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond, Fla., metro at $63,977, where the average salary for all occupations is $39,790.

Business.org’s report primarily used data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the report. A tech job was defined as fields in the computer and mathematical sciences industries.

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor. You may reach him at Bergenheim@PBN.com.